Thousands of members of the Communications Workers of America Labor Union - including some here in northern Nevada - have been striking for the past two days.
The workers claim AT&T has been violating workers' rights by demanding they make concessions on a number of issues including health care, sick leave and pensions while negotiating new contracts.
AT&T sent us this statement in response to their claims:
"A strike is not in anyone's best interest, especially considering we have already reached tentative agreements with the CWA and IBEW in other wireline contracts... These employees are very well compensated, and they will continue to be. The average AT&T network technician in these contracts makes $133,000 in wages and benefits, and the average AT&T call center representative makes $107,000. We're not proposing to reduce the wages of any employee in these contracts, or to take away their benefits."
Saturday, May 25 2013 2:16 AM EDT2013-05-25 06:16:04 GMT
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